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Google to offer checking accounts in partnership with banks starting next year

Google to offer checking accounts in partnership with banks starting next year Google is the latest big tech company to make a move into banking and personal financial services: The company is gearing up to offer checking accounts to consumers, as first reported by the Wall Street Journal, starting as early as […]

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Libra’s critics are missing the forest for the trees

Libra’s critics are missing the forest for the trees Nik Milanovic Contributor Share on Twitter Nik Milanovic is a fintech and financial inclusion enthusiast, with a decade of work across mobile payments, online lending, credit and microfinance. More posts by this contributor Libra’s critics are missing the forest for the trees What […]

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Capital One replaces security chief after data breach

Capital One replaces security chief after data breach Capital One has replaced its cybersecurity chief, four months after the company disclosed a massive data breach involving the theft of sensitive data on more than 100 million customers. A spokesperson for Capital One confirmed the news in an email to TechCrunch. “Michael Johnson […]

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Where top VCs are investing in fintech

Where top VCs are investing in fintech Over the past several years, ‘fintech’ has quietly become the unsung darling of venture. A rapidly swelling pool of new startups is taking aim at the large incumbent institutions, complex processes and outdated unfriendly interfaces that mar billion dollar financial services verticals, such as insurtech, […]

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Startups Weekly: Understanding Uber’s latest fintech play

Startups Weekly: Understanding Uber’s latest fintech play Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I wrote about how SoftBank is screwing up. Before that, I […]

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Walmart and Green Dot to jointly establish a new fintech accelerator, Tailfin Labs

Walmart and Green Dot to jointly establish a new fintech accelerator, Tailfin Labs Walmart announced today an expansion of its existing relationship with financial services provider Green Dot, which will continue to serve as the issuing bank and program manager for the Walmart MoneyCard program for another seven years. The two companies […]

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Duffel raises $30M led by Index Ventures to disintermediate legacy travel platforms

Duffel raises M led by Index Ventures to disintermediate legacy travel platforms Huge travel platforms that run airline booking systems like Sabre and Amadeus were invented eons ago and are so large and cumbersome that innovating with them is no easy feat. In the same way that challenger banks have come along […]

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The battle to become the Mexican Nubank just started

The battle to become the Mexican Nubank just started Thiago Paiva Contributor Share on Twitter Thiago Paiva is a fintech entrepreneur, writer and investor. He is the co-founder of Liquia Digital Assets, an investment platform for international investments using blockchain technology. More posts by this contributor The emergence of super apps in […]

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To curb lobbying power, Elizabeth Warren wants to reinstate the Office of Technology Assessment

To curb lobbying power, Elizabeth Warren wants to reinstate the Office of Technology Assessment In a move to correct the imbalance of power between technologically sophisticated corporations and the lawmakers who regulate them, presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren is proposing that Congress reinstate the Office of Technology Assessment. It’s a move that […]

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Nigerian online-only bank startup Kuda raises $1.6M

Nigerian online-only bank startup Kuda raises .6M Nigerian fintech startup Kuda — a digital-only retail bank — has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding. The Lagos and London-based company recently launched the beta version of its online mobile finance platform. Kuda also received its banking license from the Nigerian Central Bank, giving […]

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